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Ultrasonography revealed a renal tumour (4 x 4 cm) in a 67-year-old man with right-sided lumbar pain and macrohematuria. In addition he had marked nocturnal dyspnoea with dry cough. He had lost about 10 kg in weight. On admission he had atrial fibrillation with an irregular ventricular rate (140 beats/min) and engorgement of the neck veins. Two-dimensional(More)
The performance of a rapid spiral chest CT scan during primary diagnosis and intensive care leads, in a high percentage of cases, to clinically relevant diagnoses. In particular, occult ventral (tension-) pneumothoraces and lung contusions have been found in one third of polytraumatized patients both initially and during the sequential course. Additional(More)
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